California Historical Landmarks in Santa Cruz County
California Historical Landmark 998
184 Old Adobe Road
Rancho San Andréas Castro Adobe
The Castro Adobe is an outstanding example of Monterey Colonial architectural styling. The adobe functioned as a regional social center due to the importance of its location as the governing seat of the Castro family rural empire, which reached across seven land grants to include over a quarter of a million acres.
The Castro Adobe was damaged by the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 and was closed to the public when we visited the neighborhood in 2005.
The building is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic Adobe Buildings